Last Chance To Grab April's PS Plus PS4 Games
You can claim The Surge and Conan Exiles at no cost this month.
[Update 5/1]: May's PS Plus free PS4 games have been announced! Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch are next up. Because May started on a Wednesday, we won't get those new games until Tuesday, May 7, so you have some extra time to grab April's games detailed below.
We're now well into April, so the remaining time you have left to download the free games available for PS Plus members is rapidly shrinking. If you want some more PS4 games to add to your collection, now is the time. Unfortunately, with PS3 and Vita games no longer part of the monthly package, there are only two games available to download this month--and neither of them can compare to March's fantastic offerings. April's PS Plus games are The Surge and Conan Exiles, and they're available to download right now.
The Surge is a science-fiction RPG heavily inspired by the Dark Souls series and takes place in a grim, dystopian future where the world has been ravaged by war and environmental diseases. Robots and clones make up a majority of the workforce, so the humans who are left must fight to survive while wearing exoskeleton implants intended to boost speed and strength. Critic Daniel Starkey gave the game a 7/10 in GameSpot's The Surge review.
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"Not everything hits, but The Surge works far more often than it doesn't, and what it does change is mostly better executed here than in its forebears," Starkey wrote. "Deck 13 has crafted a satisfying adventure that breathes new life into a flooded sub-genre."
Then there's Conan Exiles, an open-world survival adventure set in the universe of Conan the Barbarian. You play a customizable character who has been rescued by Conan and must now explore the harsh world known as The Exiled Lands. Resource gathering, item crafting, and shelter building all play a role in your quest for survival. However, the game received a 3/10 in GameSpot's Conan Exiles review--critic James Swinbanks took issue with the game's multiple bugs, confusing AI, and unexciting combat.
"Ultimately, Conan Exiles is one of the most unsatisfying games I’ve ever played," he wrote. "Its crafting and resource systems may be dense enough that the ultra-patient could find something to enjoy here, but anyone else would likely walk away with their hands thrown up in defeat."
That said, both of these games are totally free, so if they sound interesting to you, be sure to download and try them out before they're replaced by new games on May 7.
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